School is starting again in just a couple of weeks. Are you ready? Here are 3 back to school photo ideas that just might get you out of a bind. The best news is that they are quick and easy, hassle-free and adorable. That’s just the way we like it. 🙂
Why Take Back To School Photos?
Every year is a milestone for your little one. Yes, they will take school photos, probably a couple of times at least during the school year. You will probably have to pay dearly for them.
These First Days, though, are monumental days for your children. What better way to capture those moments than with an adorable photo that shows their excitement, and maybe even a few tears, as they begin this amazing journey of Learning? Hey, this is your child stepping into the great big world of education! How wonderful is that!!
Some parents are absolutely busy. There is no doubt about that. So, today, I’d like to show you some quick ideas that I have found to make things a little easier on you. I hope you find these helpful.
Back To School Photo Booth
Photo booths are fun and kids just love them. You can purchase your photo booth props ahead of time and have the child go ahead and choose which props they will want to use. I’ve never understood why, but kids really do love them. You’ll be sure to have happy faces in your photos with this set of props.
I’ve done a little research for you and found an adorable Back To School Photo Booth Set. It gets 5 Stars from Reviewers.
It comes with 20 wooden dowel sticks, props, and stickers for assembly. All you have to do is place the printed DIY photo booth props to the wooden dowel with the reinforcing stickers that are included. Easy Peasy! 🙂
They are made with heavy card stock paper in the USA with products made in the USA.
I like this idea for back to school photos for several reasons.
- If you have multiple children, this is an inexpensive way for each child to have his or her own prop to hold.
- Kids can put them together. Assembly is very simple and quick.
- You can either save them and reuse them year after year.
- You can give them away, or let the kids play with them. No Big Loss. 🙂
Photo Prop Signs
Try these beautiful photo prop signs. They are about as simple as you can get for that hectic first day back to school. Just put the appropriate grade sign in your child’s hand and snap that perfect picture. How easy is that?!
I found these beautiful Photo Prop Signs. You still have plenty of time to get them ordered and be ready for that memorable moment.
Here is the description of what you will get:
- 8X10 Framable Signs
- Beautiful primary colors, so they will be appropriate for boys and girls
- 1st and Last day of Preschool all the way thru College. That is 16-grade levels!!
- Beautifully printed on quality card stock paper with an authentic chalkboard look to the background.
These cards can also be used and passed down to the next child in your family. Also a cool idea for heirloom photography.
5X6.5 Photography Backdrop
I love backdrops. They always seem to give my photos a more professional look.
Your first thought may be that a backdrop is just too much work. But, I beg to differ. A backdrop is sometimes the best bang for the buck. Backdrops are easy to resale. I have found that you can almost always sale your used backdrops for about the same price that you paid for them. Backdrops are also easy to fold and store to use and reuse if you should decide to keep it.
Another thought would be to advertise that for a small fee, you will take your friends and neighbors kids pictures and use this great backdrop and let it pay for itself. For instance, you offer to take a picture of your neighbors 4 kids for a small fee. Charge them $5 apiece. Shazam!! You just paid for your backdrop. 🙂 Yes, it is legal. You’d be surprised at the number of people who will take you up on that offer. LOL
I found this adorable Photography Backdrop.
- 5X6.5 foot Backdrop
- Lightweight and easy to keep clean. (Just wipe with a damp cloth)
- It is glare-free, so if you do have to use your flash, it still looks lovely
- 5 Star rating
I tried to keep you, the busy parents, in mind when I wrote this article.
I would also like to mention that back to school pictures time is a great time to update your child’s information. Things like height, weight, markings such as birthmarks and scars, etc., are important to have written down in case of emergencies. It’s never something we like to think about, but it is always something we should keep on hand. This is a great time of the year to start a great habit, just in case you haven’t already done that.
I was a busy mom at one time myself. So, I understand what you are going through, trying to juggle life, family, responsibilities, and a job. I hope these suggestions will make things a little easier for you. Each idea is under $20 and can be used for years to come. Each idea is easy to put together. I have the links there for you. All you will need to do to check out each item is just click on that link and it will take you straight to the item.
If I can give you one admonition, it would be that you don’t get so busy in life, that you miss out on it. Life goes by fast, and sometimes we only get one chance at it.
I encourage you to do something special for your children this year for their first day back to school. Let them see your pride in them and show them that you have great expectations for this year.
It is an exciting time for them and you. Make it a fabulous memory. Store this memory in pictures. I promise you, you will never ever regret it.
Remember… a picture is one of your hearts memories that you can hold in your hands!!
If you have any questions or anything that you would like to add to this article, or if you have an idea that you would like to share with us, please do so in the comment section below. I absolutely love to hear from you guys. 😉
All the best,